Rumors Have Sony Joining the HDSLR Game for Real with A77, NEX7 and VG20
The internets seem to believe this rumor's real, so here we go: reports are that Sony will make an official announcement on August 24th about their next lineup of DSLRs and large-chip camcorders, which will come with a laundry list of much-requested features. With a lack of significant new HDSLR features from Canon and Nikon in quite some time, Sony's new features are even more welcome: namely, full 1080p at 60/50/25/24p with full manual controls.
Reports are the cameras will use the new 28mbps AVCHD 2.0 codec and offer a translucent mirror, which allows you to use the optical viewfinder to shoot video. They'll have a 24MP sensor with ISOs that extend all the way up to a ridiculous 16,000, using a video-centric sensor that will eliminate not only moire and aliasing, but also rolling shutter issues. Or so the rumors say; we'll see. Here's the back of the A77:
Stay tuned for the (supposed) official announcements on August 24th.